National political figures hit Knoxville this month


Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will visit Knoxville on Wednesday for a fundraiser. While DeSantis is often mentioned as a presidential candidate in 2024, he has not announced. Therefore, the funds raised from this event will go to his gubernatorial reelection campaign for 2022 or a PAC to support his favored campaigns.

DeSantis is the second potential GOP presidential candidate to be in Knoxville, after former United States ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley’s visit earlier this month for the Medal of Honor Celebration.

Mark Clark, who was director of development for the University of Tennessee at Knoxville for seven years, has moved to Murfreesboro to be executive director of development for Middle Tennessee State University.

The chair of the Wyoming Teton County Commission, Natalia Macker, is from Knoxville, having graduated from the Webb School as valedictorian in 2002 and…

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